FANDANGONOW ON-DEMAND VIDEO SERVICE LAUNCHES ON XBOX ONE FAMILY,
EXPANDING ITS DISTRIBUTION FOR FIRST TIME ONTO VIDEO GAME CONSOLES
Xbox One & Xbox One S users can now rent or buy movies from the big screen and next-day TV shows from FandangoNOW’s library of more than 40,000 titles right on their console
LOS ANGELES (November 15, 2016) – Fandango’s premium on-demand video service, FandangoNOW, is launching for the first time ever on Xbox One and Xbox One S, enabling consumers to rent or buy more than 40,000 new release and catalog movies and next-day TV shows from their consoles – no subscription required. The Xbox One family today joins a growing list of distribution partners for FandangoNOW, which has a total installed base of more than 100 million devices.
Furthering Fandango’s goal of servicing fans with all of their movie needs, anytime, anywhere and on any device — whether at home or on the go — FandangoNOW on Xbox One and Xbox One S marks the first time the service will be available on video game systems. For the ultimate home theater experience, FandangoNOW on Xbox One will also support world class DTS-HD surround audio.
“At Fandango, we engage with millions of entertainment fans every day, super-serving their movie experience, starting with movie discovery at the first trailer release to theatrical ticketing and now at home with FandangoNOW,” said Fandango President Paul Yanover. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Xbox to bring their users access to FandangoNOW’s extensive library of movies from the big screen and next-day TV shows right in their living room.”
FandangoNOW launches on Xbox One just in time for some of the biggest home entertainment releases of the year. New movies coming to the service in November are Suicide Squad, Sausage Party, The Secret Life of Pets, Jason Bourne, Don’t Breathe, Kubo and the Two Strings and War Dogs, among others. Starting today, Xbox One and Xbox One S users who activate FandangoNOW on their console will get 50% off of their next transaction.
“Fandango is a go-to destination to inform and guide movie fans, especially millennial audiences, about must-see films. That’s why their new video on-demand service FandangoNOW is a perfect fit for Xbox One users who are looking to get their total entertainment fix right on their console,” said Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President & Chief Evangelist, Microsoft.
Fandango launched FandangoNOW in March 2016 after acquiring the premium on-demand video service, M-GO in January from Technicolor and DreamWorks Animation. FandangoNOW is available online and on mobile Web at FandangoNow.com, iOS and Android mobile devices, Smart TVs from Samsung, LG and VIZIO, over-the-top (OTT) streaming players, and more.
FandangoNOW is a premium on-demand video service and part of Fandango, the nation’s leading digital network for all things movies, serving more than 60 million visitors per month, according to comScore, with best-in-class movie information, theatrical ticketing, movie trailers, original content and home entertainment. FandangoNOW offers more than 40,000 new release and catalog movies, next-day TV shows, and an extensive library of 4K and HDR titles, to buy or rent — no subscription required. The service curates entertainment options for every occasion and provides Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer scores to help consumers with their viewing decisions. With an installed base of more than 100 million devices, including Smart TVs from Samsung, LG and VIZIO; over-the-top (OTT) streaming players including Roku and Chromecast; Xbox One video game system; iOS and Android mobile phones and tablets; and online at FandangoNOW.com, consumers can watch movies and TV shows on FandangoNOW anytime, anywhere, whether at home or on the go.